Transcription: Treasurer Benson Chapter Red Cross during the war. Liberty Loan. War Savings Stamp. Chairman war savings stamp campaign and liberty loan campaign. President Citizens' Bank and Trust Co. 1916-1922. Vice president Farmers Commercial Bank 5 years. His hobby is fishing and estimating pine timber lands. Operator of a large planing mill 5 saw mills and ships cars of lumber to New England markets. Bulletin Alderman of Benson Director Benson Bldg & Loan Assn Director E. Carolina Chamber of Commerce Nice Pres. Kiwanis Club. Mr. Woodall is a director of the Eastern Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Benson Building and Loan Association Alderman for 10 years Vice Pres Kiwanis. Head of Preston Woodall Department Store for 30 years. Manager of Benson Wholesale Dry Goods and Notion Company 10 years. Secretary of the Board of Elders of the Presbyterian Church of Benson. Food. He operates 20 farms annually producing more than 400 bales of cotton. He served as food administrator for the Benson district during the war. Preston Woodall, Benson, N.C. Preston Woodall, Benson, N.C., born in Johnson County, May 7, 1874. Mr. Woodall is a merchant, farmer and lumber dealer; he is a member of the Benson Knights of Pythias Lodge; vice president Benson Kiwanis Club; director Eastern Carolina Chamber of Commerce; Benson Presbyterian Church, and secretary to the Board of Elders of same church. Mr. Woodall received his education at Turlington Institute; he began his business career as teacher in Johnson County school; he then entered the business world and later organized the store he is now owner of, "Preston Woodall," in 1899, and for thirty years has operated an up-to-date department store; he has been active head of the Benson Wholesale Dry Goods and Notions Co. since 1919; he operates twenty farms, growing cotton, tobacco, corn and grains; he operates a planing mill at Benson and five saw mills in the county; he served as alderman of Benson for ten years; was vice president of Farmers Commercial Bank for five years; served as president of Citizens Bank & Trust co. for six years; director of Benson Building and Loan Association since organization; served as member County Welfare Board Johnson County six years; was treasurer Benson Red Cross Chapter during war, and in many other capacities; he married Miss Emma Carolina Woodall, April 2, 1899; they have two children, Clara Augusta, attended Peace Institute, and William, who went to University of North Carolina; Mr. Woodall has always taken an active interest in community affairs.





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